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Quotes By Karl Marx

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5-05-1818
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14-03-1883
In 1851, the American daily, 'New York Herald Tribune' decided to hire a German journalist called Karl Marx who was not so famous in the media circles. Marx was appointed to represent the media firm in London. This man was steeped in financial debts and had a family to fend for. That is exactly why he repeatedly asked the daily’s founder, Horace Greeley as well as Charles Dana, its managing editor, for a raise. The meagre $5 that he earned was nothing short of "lousiest petty-bourgeois cheating"—in Marx’s words. Karl's requests were turned down time and again and soon the correspondent decided to try his hand at something that would assure him a more comfortable means of living. He left his job at the ‘Tribune’ and began formulating his own theory of revolution; one that would subsequently influence political ideologies such as ‘Leninism’ as well as ‘Stalinism’ and finally result in ‘The Cold War’. This story about Marx, who went on to be hailed as one of the greatest philosophers of all time, was recalled once by the American President John .F. Kennedy. Kennedy enlightened the members of the ‘American Newspaper Publishers' Association’ on April 27, 1961 about this episode from Marx’s life. Kennedy concluded by saying, "If only this capitalistic New York newspaper had treated him more kindly; if only Marx had remained a foreign correspondent, history might have been different, and I hope all publishers will bear this lesson in mind the next time they receive a poverty-stricken appeal for a small increase in the expense account from an obscure newspaper man." This remark of the former American president left the audience in splits.

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.

- Karl Marx

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.

- Karl Marx

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

- Karl Marx

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.

- Karl Marx

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

- Karl Marx

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.

- Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

- Karl Marx

It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.

- Karl Marx

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.

- Karl Marx

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.

- Karl Marx

Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.

- Karl Marx

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

- Karl Marx

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

- Karl Marx

The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.

- Karl Marx

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.

- Karl Marx

Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.

- Karl Marx

Religion is the opium of the masses.

- Karl Marx

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